2021 Conference Keynote Speaker

A professional portrait of Dr. Taylor

Dr. Antione D. Taylor earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in Psychology as a McNair Scholar before earning his Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services Psychology from UMBC in 2019. He completed his internship at the VA Boston Healthcare System in 2019 and completed his neuropsychology fellowship at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington D.C in August 2021. His research interests pertain to the sociodemographic disparities in systemic and brain health outcomes among minorities, with his work primarily focusing on the African American community.

He provides neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessments for adults as well as therapy for adults centered on coping with acute or chronic illnesses. He utilizes a biopsychosocial perspective grounded in an evidence-based, eclectic approach that combines cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and motivational interviewing (MI), mixed organically with person-centered techniques (e.g., warmth, genuineness, empathy). In addition to practicing psychology, Dr. Taylor also teaches entry-level psychology classes.

Dr. Taylor is a member of the American Psychosomatic Society, Society of Behavioral Medicine, the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Outside of professional endeavors, Dr. Taylor enjoys cooking, foodie adventures, craft beers, and cocktails, playing tennis, professional wrestling (yes he knows it’s fake), playing video games, watching anime, and values time with his friends and family, all in the pursuit of joy and trying to chop life.